33 days ago

Battling an invisible illness: From chronic pain to travelling the world

Brittany Keogh Reporter from Western Leader

Hi neighbours, a Blockhouse Bay man spent years experiencing chronic pain due to an auto inflammatory disease called hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). Three years ago Maurice O'Rourke was in so much pain he was unable to sleep for more than an hour at a time.
He is now pain free and able to travel overseas for the first time in decades due to a medication which is now being publicly funded.

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3 hours ago

Help Kiwi schools get their own electric garden!

Spark Foundation

14 Carrots. 2 Pumpkins. 3 Basil plants. 8 Romain Lettuces. 1 class of problems solvers. The Electric Garden is a revolutionary learning tool mixing the art of growing food with computer programming and digital technologies.

Find out more about teaching digital technology through gardening or donate to help all kiwi schools access this programme here.
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3 hours ago

Here when you need us

The Team from Ryman Healthcare Limited

Time spent in respite care can range from a single night to a few weeks. It provides a welcome break and peace of mind knowing that your loved one will receive round-the-clock care from friendly, experienced care teams.

May Kitchen knows how important it is to provide carers with a break. After visiting her husband Stuart in respite care at a Ryman village, she was tempted to move in herself! “If it was me, I think I would enjoy it because it’s just so beautiful and the food is good.”

Ryman villages provide warm and welcoming communities. Where residents can enjoy activities and outings while forming friendships along the way.
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3 days ago

We're halfway there folks 🌞😎

Fiona from Henderson

Keep going 😏
You're halfway to the weekend - yay!!😎

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